MORE NEO-NAZI VIOLENCE IN MOSCOW

Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, DC
Jan 7 2008

Neo-Nazis attacked an Armenian man in Moscow, according to a January
4, 2008 report by the national daily "Moskovsky Komsomolets." On
the evening of December 30, three neo-Nazis in their 20's reportedly
pulled the Armenian out of the taxi cab he was driving and beat him
with baseball bats. They then robbed their victim and fled the scene.

Police are investigating the incident. Two hours later in a different
part of the city, around 18 youths started to threaten passersby
and scream racist slogans. They dispersed upon hearing police sirens
responding to complaints. Police sources played down the possibility
that the culprits in both incidents were neo-Nazis, saying that they
could have been drunken youths instead.